Last updated on November 20th, 2019 at 10:17 am
Outdoor wedding games are a fun way to make sure your guests are totally entertained! Great for cocktail hours and receptions.
When we were planning our wedding, Ryan and I decided that we didn’t want to dance. We have nothing against dancing, but it just isn’t our favorite—and why should we do something that isn’t our absolute favorite on our wedding day?
But you know what we do love? Games! So we decided to have lawn games for our friends (and us!) to enjoy during the cocktail hour and the reception after dinner. We had corn hole, ladder golf, croquet, and giant Jenga. It was all So. Much. Fun. And apparently intense, based on the photos.
If you’re looking to make some of your own games for your wedding or other outdoor event (how much fun would these be at a family BBQ?), here are a bunch of DIYs for you to check out!
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DIY Outdoor Wedding Games
This Four-in-a-Row game, built by Build Basic, is a great one if you haven’t a lick of athletic talent! And it’s good for kids as well, if they know how to play the plastic version. You can also buy an unfinished version on Etsy and customize it yourself.
Half the fun of this Backyard Slingshot from rogueengineer.com is picking the target! Add the element of surprise to your wedding reception.
Add some hop to your outdoor wedding with this Easy DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch game from happinessishomemade.net.
Grab some river rocks from the dollar store and make this rustic Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game, kenarry.com shows you how to put it together.
This outdoor game can go by a few different names but Hillbilly Golf might be my favorite. Check out how easy this fun activity is to make with divaofdiy.com’s tutorial.
Most, if not all, of your wedding guests will know how to play this outdoor games classic. prettyhandygirl.com walks you through putting together your very own DIY Washer Toss Game.
All of your wedding guests will want to get in on a game of Football Toss, just don’t let it get too competitive. Cherishedandbliss.com has a DIY version of this classic outdoor game.
This DIY Bean Bag Toss from modpodgerocksblog.com is super easy to assemble and everybody at your party will have a blast.
While it’s fairly easy to buy a Croquet Set, how sweet would it be to build your own with your new last name on the handle, like this tutorial from At Second Street. You can also get a solid Amish set here.
One of my favorite things about this DIY Outdoor Checkers Game Table from simplydesigning.porch.com is how easy it converts to a regular dining table when you need it to.
You might just have to make this DIY Scatter Molkky Yard Game from hertoolbelt.com just so your party guests can laugh while saying its name.
And what wedding would be complete without some flamingos? Sugarandcloth.com shows us how to create a stylish and fun DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game.
I love this version of the Ring Toss game from Woman’s Day. Who knew that old bottles, paint, and embroidery hoops could be so elegant? If you just don’t feel like doing the DIY, you can get a pretty personalized version here.
I love this Matching Game from DIY Studio, but it would be so fun for a wedding with photos of the bride and groom!
Buy Outdoor Wedding Games
Here are a few more handmade options from Etsy: